Mass Rising - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Received this bottle due to the generosity of BA SammyJaxxxx. Finally reviewing from notes, having drank it way back on 2/23/14. Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a bottling date of 01.23.2014. Poured into a 16 oz tapered pilsner glass.
Appearance - Pours a translucent golden straw yello with a cacophony of carbonation bubbles rising up through the liquid in spite of there being no laser etching on the bottom of the glass to encourage it. The rise up to replenish a fluffy two-finger head the color of off white with just a twinge of yellowish tinting. Retention is excellent and there are rings of sticky lacing along the side of the glass as I drink it down.
Smell - Right up front there is the classic taste of slightly sweet biscuty malts with just a hint of grassy/herbal bitterness, like garden baby greens. There is also a faint hint of citric acid that gives the impression of lemon zest. Lemony, but not even slightly tart.
Taste - The bitterness is a tad more present here, with that herbal component having a slightly vegetal quality, akin to dandelion greens. Still, the biscuit notes are wondefully present, as well as a hint of the estery alcohol that gives the impression of ripe fruit. The citrus zest is now more aggressive than before, with distinctly overt overtones of lemon and even some faint grapefruit flesh.
Mouthfeel - Light bodied and high carbonation, with a finish that is just slightly sweet, but mostly dry.
Overall, another fantastic beer from Jack's Abby. If these guys distributed to my area, I would certainly drink a lot more of the styles from the lager method of brewing. Glad that SammyJaxxx has been kind enough to share the wealth.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2014 19:27:01 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle received as an extra from generous BA trader, Ckoz.
Slightly hazy, saffron colored elixir poured into SA glass. Huge two finger, white fluffy head, retained throughout the tasting. Thick lacing coats the glass.
Wonderful aromas of citrus (lemons, tangerines), rind, earthy hops and spice.
Nice amalgam of the smooth bitterness with intermingling notes of earth and spice with the citrus making an appearance at the end for a nice tangy aftertaste. Well done.
Medium body, alcohol well hidden.
Really impressed with this IPL, in fact the best one I have tasted. This would be a go to brew if available in OH. Nice job by Jack's Abby.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 19:38:02 | More by CaptCleveland
Mass Rising from Jack's Abby Brewing
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